Top Nonfiction Titles of 2020

Since many start a new year reflecting on the last, here’s a look at the top nonfiction books published in 2020. Check them out!

A Very Stable Genius
By Philip Rucker
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Five Days
By Wes Moore
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Here for It
By Eric R. Thomas
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Too Much and Never Enough
By Mary L. Trump
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Hidden Valley Road
By Robert Kolker
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The Room Where It Happened
By John R. Bolton
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My Life as a Villainess
By Laura Lippman

By Isabel Wilkerson
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By Glennon Doyle
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The Splendid and the Vile
By  Erik Larson
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Cozy Mystery Novels to Download on Hoopla

Get the cocoa bombs and cookies ready, it’s time to cozy up with a brand new book! Beat the chill from winter with one of these fun mysteries available on Hoopla. Don’t forget you can download up to 10 e-materials on Hoopla each month. Happy reading!

Guilt at the Garage
By Simon Brett

Death by French Roast
By Alex Erickson
Finished Off in Fondant
By Rosemarie Ross
Grounds for Murder
By Tara Lush

Foreclosure Fatality
By Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

What’s New at the Pratt this January

New year, new books and DVDs available at the Enoch Pratt Free Library! Take a look at the latest books, eBooks, DVDs, and CDs that are available to check out and download.

Reserve these books for Sidewalk Service:

Before She Disappeared
By Lisa Gardner

The Prophets
By Robert Jones, Jr. 

Download these eBooks:

Take It Back
By Kia Abdullah
Dancing in the Mosque
By Homeira Qaderi

Brand new for kids and families:

Ten Ways to Hear Snow
By Cathy Camper
Doggie Gets Scared
By Leslie Patricelli
Heroes Wear Masks
By Lillian Jane

Reserve these DVDs for Sidewalk Service:

Listen to new music on Hoopla:

By Taylor Swift
Starting Over
By Chris Stapleton

Stream a New Doc this January

Learn something new with an intriguing documentary. Here’s a look at some of the most popular documentaries on Kanopy. Don’t forget, there’s also award-winning dramas and comedies on Kanopy, too. With 10 credits a month, go ahead and stream away!

Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King!

Thank you, Dr. King! At the Pratt, we are celebrating the birthday of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Kanopy, take a look at some of Dr. King’s most notable speeches to celebrate his legacy. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Pratt branches will be closed on Monday, January 18. 

Watch on Kanopy

Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream 

This historical compilation features highlights of major speeches including:

  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. – August 28, 1963
  • Brown Chapel, Selma, Alabama – March 8, 1965
  • Final Speech, day before Dr. King`s Assassination – April 3, 1968
  • Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy – April 4, 1968
Watch the Kanopy

Martin Luther King, Jr: We Shall Overcome 

This historical compilation features highlights of major speeches including:

  • The Protests
  • The Presidents of the United States John F. Kennedy Lyndon Baines Johnson
  • The Violence vs. Non-Violence Debate
  • Racism and Injustice
  • Viet Nam
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Philosophy
Watch on Kanopy

Martin Luther King, Jr: Been To The Mountaintop

Seen and heard in this original footage are the highlights of dramatic speeches and coversations spanning 1956 to 1968, including his last address on April 3, 1968, the night before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Alabama – November, 13 1956
  • Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize – December 11, 1964
  • Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama – March 7, 1965
  • National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. – March 31, 1968
  • Been To The Mountaintop (with script), Memphis, TN – April 3, 1968

Want to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Read these eBooks!

Becoming King
By Troy Jackson
A Knock at Midnight
By Clayborne Carson